Noémie’s main focus lies on the resident Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) population in Maio, Cape Verde. She conducted fieldwork in Maio for three consecutive years, which allowed her to gain a great understanding of this population’s breeding ecology and parental care. In addition, she conducted nest predation experiments looking into different predator strategies focusing on visual predation and plans to use this data to find ways to improve hatching success and protect this population.
Currently based at the University of Debrecen as a research assistant part of the ÉLVONAL team, she is interested in compiling the information of 10 years of research to produce an overview of the breeding biology of this population. Her interests include population demographics and social structure, so she will use existing information to find out more about the dynamics this population.